Monday, July 2, 2012

Interview & Giveaway: Gena Showalter

I am a longtime fan of Gena Showalter and her sexy paranormal romance books. I am especially partial to her Alien Huntress and Lords of the Underworld books. Now she's got a new spinoff series to tell us about. Please help me welcome Gena to the blog!

Jen: First, Gena, I want to say thank you for taking the time to chat with me today. I’m such a fan.

Gena: Thank you for having me!

Jen: Angels of the Dark is a spinoff of the Lords of the Underworld books. How does it fit in with that series?

Gena: There is an unseen world in operation around us. A world populated with angels and demons, good and evil, where a war rages and humans are the prize. The Lords of the Underworld revealed the seedy underbelly of the life with a demon. The Angels of the Dark shine light in the darkness and reveals the truth about love and redemption.

Jen: LotU fans are already familiar with Zacharel, but let’s talk about him for a minute –and Annabelle too. Is there anything you can tell us about them that’s not in the blurb?

Gena: Zacharel… my cold as ice Zacharel. I knew a simple melting would not be enough for him. To reach the heart he was no longer sure he possessed, a woman would have to shatter him. There was no one better suited for the job than Annabelle. She is tough yet vulnerable, hard yet kind, determined yet willing to be swayed. And Zacharel is able to give her something she desperately needs. Someone to stand in her corner and fight for her, no matter the obstacles thrown at him.

Jen: Other than Zacharel, how much character overlap can we expect from the LotU books? Lysander or any of the Lords? Will the events in one series affect what happens in the other?

Gena: You will see Lysander, yes, and a handful of the Lords do appear in Wicked Nights. Paris, Strider, Lucien, Amun, and their females. I’m working on book two now, and I’m not yet sure about series overlap. However, I do think what happens in one will bleed into the other.

Jen: What about people who have never read the Lords of the Underworld. Can they jump right in to Wicked Nights?

Gena: Absolutely! Because Wicked Nights is the start of a brand new series, it is written as a standalone book.

Jen: I’ve got to say, the cover is so incredibly hot! One of the hottest I have seen! Tell me you love it as much as I do.

Gena: I actually squealed when the cover came in! (And I’ve seen the concept cover for book two, and it’s just as sexy!)

Jen: How many books are you planning to write in the series?

Gena: Right now there are three books contracted. The first belongs to Zacharel, the second to Koldo, and I’m not sure who will get the third. But that doesn’t mean there will only be three, I promise!

Jen: My vote is for Xerxes!! But there are still more LotU books too, right? (I won’t be able sleep at night if you tell me Torin won’t get an HEA one day.)

Gena: Oh, absolutely! I’m set to write Kane’s story next. And how his story goes will decide whether Torin or Cameo next step up to the chopping block.

Jen: Any chance that Galen will get a book? Am I weird for loving the idea of him with Legion?

Gena: From the moment Legion chased him down, I have seen the two paired. But I also thought Torin and Cameo would end up together and that didn’t happen. Stubborn characters! However, I would really really love to tell the story of Galen and Legion. Redemption—I love it!

Jen: Thank you! Thank you! It’s so great having you here today. I hope Wicked Nights is a great success!

Gena: Thank you so much!

If you haven't tried Wicked Nights, there is no time like the present. Gena is giving away a copy. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This one is open to residents in the US & Canada.

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At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 7:54:00 AM CDT , Blogger Andrea said...

I feel like I've been waiting forever for Zacharel's book. It's finally here, I'm so excited!!!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 8:37:00 AM CDT , Anonymous Susan W. said...

I've got to read this book!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:04:00 AM CDT , Blogger Underworld Love Addiction said...

Great interview :) LOTU is my favorite series and I have a feeling Angels of the Dark is going to be just as good.

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:39:00 AM CDT , Blogger Kassandra said...

I LOVE Gena's work!!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:46:00 AM CDT , Blogger phie said...

Thank you for the interview. I love Gena's books, I've collected Atlantis series, Lords of The Underworld, and Tales of an Extraordinary Girl.
Can't wait for this new book. Zacharel, love him!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:58:00 AM CDT , Blogger Kerry Pacious said...

AAHHH, Ummm, oh sorry totally distracted by the cover!!! *wipes drool from chin* I love LOTU so I know this new series has to be fantastic too

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:04:00 PM CDT , Blogger Melody Shamtoob said...

That cover is SO freaking gorgeous! I'm a big fan of Gena's work. I've been completely hooked to her LOTU series and naturally I want to now read her spin off. Zacharel is just YUM! I really would LOVE to win this. Please please please! *crosses fingers*

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:07:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Chelsea B. said...

LOVE Gena Showalter's books!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:36:00 PM CDT , Blogger Joanne said...

Thanks for the great interview. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:59:00 PM CDT , Blogger Deana said...

I can't wait to read this one!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 2:49:00 PM CDT , Blogger rubyswan said...

Lovin the hot cover...:D..!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 3:05:00 PM CDT , Blogger Amber I @ Awesomesauce said...

Gena is one of those authors that I am dying to read one of her books. I know its crazy that I haven't yet. Will be fixing that soon.

Great interview!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 3:10:00 PM CDT , Blogger Laurie said...

Thanks for the interview, can't wait to read this!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 4:12:00 PM CDT , Blogger Maria pronounced Mariah said...

So excited for this one! Thamks for the great interview!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 5:45:00 PM CDT , Blogger Kristin said...

You're not alone. I've been waiting to see a Galen/Legion book. Ever since that once glimpse so long ago, I've been waiting for it to happen.

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 6:07:00 PM CDT , Blogger elaing8 said...

Great interview.
I'm looking forward to reading this book.

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 8:29:00 PM CDT , Blogger Danni T said...

Awesome interview. I absolutely can't wait to read Zacharel. I really hope Legion and Galen get a book. Can't wait for Kane's story.

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:07:00 PM CDT , Blogger holls said...

I can't wait to read it!!
Hollybwright atcomcastdotnet

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:31:00 PM CDT , Anonymous bn100 said...

Great interview. This sounds like a good new series.

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:40:00 PM CDT , Blogger donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

At Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:11:00 PM CDT , Blogger June M. said...

I have read some of Ms Showalter's books and really enjoyed them. This one sounds like a great new book. Congrats on the release.
GFC follower: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

At Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 9:03:00 AM CDT , Blogger pamerd said...


I absolutely love Gena's books and I am looking forward to starting this new series.

Thanks for the chance.

At Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:19:00 AM CDT , OpenID smartmouthtexan said...

I love Gena's books. I have read all of them...


At Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:38:00 AM CDT , Blogger erin said...

Thanks for a great post and givaway! I've been lusting after this series forever!!!

happy 4th of July!

At Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12:48:00 PM CDT , Blogger Di said...

Haven't read this series yet - but sounds like it's a winner!

At Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:09:00 PM CDT , Blogger DeeDee Griffin said...

I'm excited to read anything by Gena Showalter!

At Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 3:17:00 PM CDT , Blogger Sophia Rose said...

Yay! I enjoyed the interview and getting the deets on the book and what's coming up. Thanks!

At Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 8:39:00 PM CDT , Blogger Mel Bourn said...

I haven't read anything from Gena yet, but I am seeing so many good things about this book. I believe I will have to be getting Gena's books.

At Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 12:40:00 AM CDT , Blogger rainie72 said...

I am a HUGE, HUGE fan of Gena Showalters!! I fell in kove with her LOTU series. Originally I bought the first three books thinking it was only a trilogy, when I came to the end of Reyes book and relized that it was not over I was elated. By that time I had fell in love with all of the LOTU, and was so happy there would be more. Then an internet search told me I would be waiting 8 months for the next book. Sad, but so worth the wait. I have also read her Atlantis series, which I also enjoyed. I hope to win this book, I can not wait to see how Zacharel handles this!!! Thnaks for the giveaway!!!

At Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 1:19:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Wren B. said...

This book sounds sexy and I love Showalter. Thanks for the blog hop.

At Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 7:45:00 PM CDT , Blogger Tina B said...

Loved the interview! Her LOTU series is one of my favorites and I cannot wait to see how Annabelle makes Zacharel not so cold. ;)
Thank you for the chance to read this.

At Friday, July 6, 2012 at 6:42:00 AM CDT , Blogger Carol L. said...

I loved the interview and all the great answers. Love the LOTU and no that this new series is going right up there with LOTU. I'm looking forward to reading book 1. Thanks for the great opportunity. LOve your books Gena.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

At Friday, July 6, 2012 at 6:43:00 AM CDT , Blogger Carol L. said...

forgot to mention I'm a GFC follower under Lucky47. And Linky under email below.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

At Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 4:23:00 AM CDT , Blogger Lauren B said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Just realized that it isn't international so you can ignore my entry.
Thanks anyway.

At Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 9:21:00 PM CDT , Blogger Tanya said...

Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway!


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